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Kitchen Sessions: Kara Walker, Curated by Imani Sims

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Venue: Bellevue Arts Museum | 510 Bellevue Way NE | Bellevue, WA 98004

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and Bellevue Arts Museum bring you a night of performances surrounding themes on display in Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power. With a curated selection of performances created specifically for the night by: Eva Walker, Naa Akua, Anastacia Tolbert,Monique Franlin and Namii!!

$10/BAM/CDForum Members, $15/nonmembers.
Includes admission.

What are Kitchen Sessions?

1. An opportunity to highlight and celebrate black female identified artists.

2. An opportunity for the community to reflect on and discuss art with the artist.

3. An opportunity for inter-generational dialogue.

The Kitchen seems like the place where nourishment is found. Not only food but also valuable lessons. Little girls go from childhood to the kitchen. At some point we graduate into womanhood. What is the rite of passage that allows you to enter the sacred space of the kitchen? It functions as an epicenter, a doorway into a space where it is safe to examine the crooked room. It is safe to talk about the long list of things we experience as black women. As our hands conjure nourishment our mouths begin to form spells and we reshape our reality for a moment. This show aims to reshape reality for a moment.